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Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?

Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get
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You can get the following Freeview channels on with an ex-contract digital satellite receiver (once it is connected). Items marked with a star require either a Freesat from Sky (fSfS) card, or a expired Sky subscription card to view.

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

10:17 AM

A W Bates:

Though a Sky box has an Ethernet socket, you can only use it for their 'catch-up' services if you have an active subscription. I checked that on my Sky+ box. So if you want to stop your Sky subscription you will need an alternative, perhaps as suggested by MikeB. The Sky box will not be much use for anything other than viewing live free-to-air channels only. Your will not be able to watch any recording you already have nor to make any new ones.

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MikeP's 2,742 posts GB
Friday, 2 March 2018
AL Hughes
4:04 PM

Where can I get a list of channels without a subscription.
I would like CN Chinese channel and Fox if possibl?
If I pay Sky ?25 will it make any difference in what I see please?

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AL Hughes's 3 posts GB
Friday, 26 October 2018
3:33 PM

Have newish EX sky box and dish so get some free view channels but not all .How do we get all free view channels ?Our tv is freeview HD but in the area we are in cannot get all channels without sky dish anyway-. Do we need to buy a freeview box/freesat box Will it work if relying on existing ariel and receiver problem

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Belinda's 1 post US

6:54 PM

Belinda: Your Sky box is capable of receiving all free to air satellite channels (which includes near all of the channels available on Freeview) although you won't have any ability to record. Which FTA channels are not working?

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StevensOnln1's 2,385 posts US
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